5 killed, 70 fainted after gas leaked from container in Pak


Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS): An unknown poisonous gas leaked from a container at a port in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi killing at least five people, while 70 others fainted, the police said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police of South Karachi Sharjeel Kharal told media that the gas leaked when workers were unloading a chemical loaded container from a ship docked at the Kemari area of the Karachi port, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Chief of a private rescue service Faisal Edhi told media that rescue workers wearing gas masks rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Jinnah Hospital of the city.

The chief feared that the death toll might further rise because several of the affected people are in serious condition at the hospitals.

According to local media reports, hundreds of people have run away from the affected area after the gas leak.

Hundreds of police personnel have cordoned off the area and are searching for any other affected people.

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi said the cause of the gas leak is not known yet, adding that a high-level team has been formed to investigate the matter.

  

Top Stories


LEAVE A COMMENT

Title : 5 killed, 70 fainted after gas leaked from container in Pak


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image